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Grand Rapids soldier dies from wounds suffered in Afghanistan

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Specialist Zachary Shanafelt on the job at a MASH in Afghanistan.
Specialist Zachary Shanafelt on the job at a MASH in Afghanistan.

GRAND RAPIDS (WKZO) -- Friends and family of 24-year-old Army medic Zachary Shanafelt are mourning his passing.

Shanafelt was injured in Afghanistan a year ago, and died at Walter Reed Hospital on November 21st.  His death was announced Monday.

Shanafelt was a 2006 graduate of Creston High School and served five months in Afghanistan as a combat medic before being wounded.

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